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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine

Education and Opportunity

As the son of a former public school principal in Central Maine, Congressman Poliquin understands the educational values of Maine's 2nd District families.


Congressman Poliquin is fighting to broaden the educational and school choices for students and parents. A great education can lead to a better job, a higher salary, more opportunities and a happier life. We must ensure that our kids are given every opportunity to succeed.


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February 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) has announced Isobel Straub, a senior at Rangeley Lakes Regional School, has been named the winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for Maine’s 2nd District. Isobel’s artwork, “Wait,” will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel hallway to the U.S. Capitol for the next year.  Congressman Poliquin called and left a message for Isobel yesterday to congratulate her on her work and success.


December 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) announced that he has nominated 14 students from Maine’s 2nd District to attend one of our Nation’s prestigious military service academies next year. The Congressman will personally call each nominee to congratulate them. Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:


September 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) applauded the announcement by the U.S. Department of Education that two schools in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017. This distinction is awarded to top-achieving schools across the nation based on overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.


September 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — The offices of Maine’s Congressional Delegation will host a Military Academy Seminar in cooperation with the Maine Maritime Academy in Portland on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress Street, from 6 – 8:30 PM. Registration is from 5:30 – 6 PM.

August 31, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is announcing that $1.5 million has been awarded to the University of Maine to help with projects that anticipate ultimately creating 50 new jobs and continuing UMaine’s marine data collection that benefits thousands of lobstermen, fishermen and others in Maine’s marine economy.

August 25, 2017 Press Release

BAR HARBOR – Yesterday, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) joined more than a dozen officials for a tour by sea of the regional buoy and ocean observation equipment systems—the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS)—and the Cooke Aquaculture salmon farm off of Bar Harbor. Those onboard included officials from the University of Maine, local lobstermen, local harbor pilots, federal officials who monitor oceanic activity, and Maine aquaculture harvesters.


July 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is reintroducing his bipartisan Fruit and Vegetable Access for Children Act, a bill that will give our children greater access to healthy fruits and vegetables in their school cafeterias.


July 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Maine Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin today invited Maine students to participate in the 2017 Congressional App Challenge. Students have until November 1, 2017, to develop and submit their own desktop, web-based or mobile app—a winning app from each of Maine’s Congressional Districts will be chosen to receive national recognition.


May 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Following a months’ long bipartisan push from the Maine Delegation, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Bruce Poliquin and Chellie Pingree announced today that the U.S. Department of Education has agreed to review an application submitted by the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI) that was previously rejected due to minor formatting issues. The Maine delegation has repeatedly raised this issue to the U.S.

May 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON ep. Warren Davidson (OH-8), Danny K. Davis (IL-7), Bruce Poliquin (ME-2), and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) led a coalition of 32 members of the U.S. House of Representatives in a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos asking to reverse grant rejections based upon minor errors such as double spacing.